Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Angelica Berrojo and Erin Chisholm

This tour will take you on a journey of many places of art and culture in the Tampa Bay area.

With Special Thanks to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
https://fmopa.org/

Locations for Tour

The Florida Museum of Photographic Art is a well-respected photography museum located on Ashley Drive here in Tampa, Florida. Their mission statement states that they are a museum “dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to…

The David A. Straz Jr. Center for Performing Arts, also known as Tampa’s ‘cultural crown jewel’, recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary supporting growth, culture and arts. It all began in 1965 when Mayor Nick Nuccio selected a committee…

In 1926, the crown jewel theatre of America, also known as the Tampa Theatre, was built. The renowned theatre architect John Eberson created the unique design for the theatre. The Tampa Bay Theatre defines his work as “atmospheric ”. When guests…

“Tampa is a place where artwork is expected and presumed,” says Robin Nigh, Manager of Art Programs for the City of Tampa. “It is integrated; you can really tell the difference when [public art] is part of the design versus an afterthought.…

On the University of South Florida campus you will find many attributes to public art and the arts themselves, none more mesmerizing than the piece Solar Rotary by Nancy Holt made in 1995, located by the Communication and Information Sciences…